life with baby is going really well. It has been hard ajusting and even harder getting back on track with my eating and exercise but in the last few days I really feel like things are falling into place. wow it only took almost 4 months lol. Right now I weigh about 190 lbs. My official weigh in for the week was I think 191.8 but I am pretty sure I am below that now.
Why has it been so hard for me? well I think my main problem was lack of planning. I expected to just be able to jump right back into healthy eating and exercise without any extra effort other than saying "Im gonna do this!". Well that is not how it worked when I lost weight before, why would I expect it to be different just because I did manage to lose the weight before. Nothing magical happens just because you lost weight I was not transformed into someone who never had a weight problem so why would i expect to not have to put the work in like I did before. I dont now.
So what did I do before to help me reach my goal?...
I planned and planned and planned some more. Planned out my meals, planned out my shopping trips, planned out my exercise. Tracked my accomplishments, tracked what I put in my mouth and tracked what I did with my body. I exercised every day because I knew if I didnt do something even if that ment walking in place while watching tv for 30 minutes, every day then I would get into the habit of being still and it would be that much harder to get myself moving the next day. I ate things I enjoyed eating, I found ways to work in treats and made my food look amazing and enjoyed every second of eating it because I know I cant become a person who veiws food as only fuel, thats not me, I love to eat but have to find ways to love food and stay on track. I surrounded myself with inspiration and motivation, with people who were walking down the same road as I was, by people who were once where I was and people who were standing where I wanted to get to. I visited spark people every day like it was something I needed to live.
So I need to get back to that and I took the first steps this week by planning my meals and my workouts. I have been following that plan more or less for the past few days and I feel in control which I have been lacking for a long time. I lacked control durring my pregnancy too so its been a very long time.
So This week is spring break for Aiden and Andrew took off monday and tuesday from work so we decided to take the kids to the zoo on monday. I was a beautiful day, got up to like 72, the whole park was pretty shady and there was a nice breeze. We spent from 9am to 5pm when the park closed walking and being active as a family. The park is set in the middle of a very small mountain range so it was a lot of hills and the next day I could feel the day of walking in every part of my body.
I would really like to start having more active weekends with my family. There is something so nice about getting outside and just doing something rather than sitting around indoors.
Im going to post some pictures of our trip and a few of Baby Archer. He is getting so big. He is 3m old and 15 lbs. Yesterday we noticed a tooth coming though so he has been chewing on his hands like crazy. He cant really hold toys really well and has a hard time with his hands still so he is pretty grumpy about the whole teething early thing.
He was worth gaining some weight back for though, I could no imagine my life or our family without him.